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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at the pull off area aside route 302 across from the Webster-Jackson trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First crossing of Crawford Brook was snow/ice bridged. The second crossing had some ice shelves with a narrow channel of open water that was easy to hop across 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. There are some leaners on the Willey Range Trail which were high enough above the surface for easy passage today but may be more problematic if the snow depth increases later in the season. I was surprised by the A-Z trail location which is now 0.1 mile higher uphill from the old junction. The new A-Z route avoids the deep gully. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any dogs. The trails are fine for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Wore snowshoes for the whole hike to preserve the trails. Saw a mix of booters and snowshoers today. Only superficial damage to the surfaces from the boot traffic. Some foot to a foot and a half holes on the margins of the snowshoe path presented no problems. The Willey Range Trail up from the Ethan Pond Trail looked to be broken out to some extent based on an observation from the Mt Willey outlook. The snow shoe trench was well broken out on the three trails I walked with only a slight narrowing of the width in a few drift zones between Field and Willey. Nice to meet Georg on the summit of Mt Field. The gray jay was on Mt Field. Great views today from the outlooks at the three summits. Water dripping from the evergreens soaked the pack today.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-11-24 
Link
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